Improving pedigree dog health & welfare
A guest blog by Help Our Dogs and Scottish Boxer Health
With all the controversy surrounding the Crufts vet-checks and Pedigree Dogs Exposed 2 there are many pet-owners who have been left feeling angry and powerless to influence the situation facing our pedigree dogs (including those suffering on puppy farms).
A small group of passionate pet-dog owners have put together a campaign to help change that. www.helpourdogs.co.uk are campaigning for a central health database that would allow careful monitoring of health conditions. There is currently NO central database allowing health reports from the general public! Collecting and analysing information from the various breed clubs and vets can be a slow process. With a new KC database early identification of potential problems could be a reality. Allowing research to commence sooner and earlier intervention.
www.scottishboxerhealth.co.uk are running a parallel campaign actually collecting information* on HEALTHY and SICK dogs, to show just how beneficial this type of database could be, not only to the Kennel Club but to breeders, vets and our beloved dogs (approximately 8 million of them in the UK).
Please support their campaign. Be positive and be proactive and help shape the future of our pedigree dogs.
*information is only shared with official bodies such as The Kennel Club